Bought the Triban 500 SE a few months ago. Really loved the bike. However, recently went over a pothole, dislodged my bike-lock attached to the bike, falling into the back wheel and completely buckling it. Not knowing a lot about bike repair, I don't know how serious a problem this will be to fix?
The new wheel costs 39.99 with postage. Will a repair be less than this? I've been quoted 20 quid for a wheel true from the local bike shop, but if the problem is more serious, I'm pretty sure this will increase the price.
Any suggestions would be wonderful.
From what I can see of the wheel it doesn't look too bad. However, attached to the bike the buckling becomes far more obvious and refuses to turn without quite badly sticking to the brake-pads.
My friend had a look and said the rim might be cracked, but I can't see any sign of this (but again, my knowledge of repair is limited.)